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Barbering Is an Art - The New York Times

Barbering Is an Art - The New York Times

Inside the space was under construction but already Mr. Rubinoff’s signature décor — with all the subtlety of Versailles — could be seen in the six ornate chandeliers being hung on a small ceiling and the elaborate gilded trim along the edges.

“That’s all gold paint, 24 karat,” said Mr. Rubinoff, who owns the Reamir chain of shops in Manhattan and plans on opening the New York City Barber Museum by mid-June.

“I’m doing it to give respect to all the barbers in the world, and to show that barbering is an art,” said Mr. Rubinoff, who explained that the museum, at Columbus Avenue, between 73rd and 74th Streets, will double as a shop.

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